Planning Study


Active transportation (such as bicycling, walking, or any other form of human-powered, non-motorized transportation) serves multiple purposes. First, an automobile or bus is not always the most efficient, cost-effective form of transportation, especially for short trips. Second, active transportation is relatively inexpensive transportation and can be vital for financially-stressed households. Third, active transportation helps the community meet not only mobility goals, but also public health goals and ecological goals.

The regional Active Transportation Plan is intended to be a deep dive into the specific and sometime peculiar barriers and opportunities that face this particular form of transportation. The goal of the plan is to identify specific projects or policies that will help improve the active transportation environment throughout the region and facilitate convenient and safe active trips for all needs and purposes.

Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP)

Appendix A – Sauk Rapids City Profile

Appendix B – Sartell City Profile

Appendix C – Saint Joseph Profile

Appendix D – Waite Park City Profile

Appendix E – Saint Cloud City Profile

What Is Happening Now?

The Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP) was adopted at the Sept. 9, 2022, Policy Board.

Then What?

The APO will collaborate with the member jurisdictions to assist in implementing the ATPs recommendations.

How Can I Participate?

For more information on the process and how you can participate contact Alex McKenzie. You can monitor the APO’s Facebook page or sign up for our “Interested Persons” mailing list to be notified of public input opportunities. Just go to our GET INVOLVED page and use the SIGN UP TO STAY INFORMED form at the bottom of the page.

Please refer to this page for status reports and updates on the progress of the Active Transportation Plan.

Routes and Maps

View the State bicycle map HERE.